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Electoral Act: Nigerians Are Losing Confidence In Your Leadership, Coalition Tells Buhari, NASS

30 June, 2021

A coalition of Nigerians Civil Society has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of 9th National Assembly over the delay in the passage of the new Electoral Act (Amendment) 2021 Bill saying Nigerians have lost confidence and trust in the way and manner the electoral act was being handled.

National Assembly Protecting Some Interests By Refusing To Pass Electoral Act —Atoye

6th June, 2021

Ariyo-Dare Atoye is the executive director, Adopt A Goal for Development and co-convener, Centre for Liberty. He and other partners under the auspices of Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution led protesters to the international Conference Centre in Abuja on Thursday to protest the delay in the passage a new Electoral Act.

Groups urge National Assembly to pass Electoral Amendment Bill

01 June, 2021

A coalition of civil society groups has asked the National Assembly to quickly pass the Electoral Amendment bill. This, they said, is one way to assure Nigerians of the genuineness of the ongoing constitutional review process. The call was contained in a statement signed by five groups – The Electoral Hub, Centre for Liberty, Raising New Voices, Movement for Socialist Alternative and Aspilos Foundation. “We are of the firm view that the most important and urgent business before the Senate is to conduct the passage of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill into law.

The Alliance of Civil Society Organisations for Expansion of Electoral and Democratic Space (ACCESS), a coalition, has threatened to occupy the national assembly if the electoral act amendment bill is not passed soon.

01 June, 2021

In a statement on Tuesday, the coalition said the passage of the bill is the most important legislative business before the senate. Senate President Ahmad Lawan had promised that the electoral act amendment bill would be passed before the end of the first quarter of 2021.

ONE YEAR AFTER PUBLIC HEARING, CENTRE FOR LIBERTY, NINE CSOs CONDEMN SENATE REFUSAL TO SHUT DOWN THE SOCIAL MEDIA BILL

10 March, 2021

The undersigned civil society organizations in Nigeria are extremely concerned that the Ninth Senate of Nigeria has managed to keep a dangerous Bill alive, despite strong opposition from the Nigerian People against the Bill

2023 Elections: The Necessity For Radical Electoral Reforms By Inibehe Effiong

11 August, 2020

The National Assembly should be responsible and responsive to the yearnings of the Nigerian people for a credible electoral system. All necessary Bills that are pending or that needs to be introduced should be given accelerated attention. Our legislators should be conscious of the historical and national imperative for electoral reforms.

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About Center For Liberty
Center for Advancement of Civil Liberties and Development (a.k.a. Center For Liberty) is a nonviolent direct action group and a tripartite coalition group of Concerned Nigerians, Adopt A Goal Initiative and Free Nigeria Movement. The group is being led by Nigerians who are dedicated to rebuilding Nigeria through fearless and purposeful citizens’ action against impunity, injustice and bad leadership throughout Nigeria.